November 5, 2012

Life is changing...

My life is changed in the last week, that's the reason why I didn't update any of my works: I was very busy to smile... :)

In the meanwhile I was sculpting my models, my girlfriend sculpted my daughter Aurora. An outstanding sculpting masterpiece [and the rendering too]!

And there is a second good news:

Milestone has chosen me as a 3D artist for their very next AAA games. I'm very happy right now :)

October 23, 2012

The Rider WIP - modeling and Zbrushing

This is my last personal work, and it could be for mature audience. She is a sci-fi rider, an inline skater just a bit "unusual".

September 27, 2012

Doodling - Female head

Just a simple technical exercise to test a new head topology and to go deep into human anatomy. Modo and Zbrush

September 20, 2012

Dotard's Escape - Lite version

You asked for it and now you got it! LITE VERSION!!! It' free, it's him and it's extremely hard to survive!!!

App Store >>

Google Play >>

July 20, 2012

June 22, 2012 interview

I have been interviewed by Guys from about my works as 3D Generalist and my experience in Lux et Umbra Games:

Thank you, guys :)

June 17, 2012

Dotard's Escape 1.1 on Android!

Dotard's Escape 1.1 is finally also on Android!!!

We submitted the new version some days ago on the App Store, so it will be available in few hours [I hope so]

New in 1.1
- New control systems:  now you can choose between free virtual joypad and stationary digital keyboard to move the Dotard;
- New tutorial pages;
- fixed: control area bug in iPad3. Now dragging works in the entire screen surface.

For any news about the game and Lux et Umbra Games, just visit and submit our page on Facebook:

June 11, 2012

Dotard's Escape

Year: 2012
Softwares: Modo - Zbrush - Photoshop - Unity3D
Part of 3D work I did for the game "Dotard's Escape", for Lux et Umbra Games

Behind the game pt.1

Galleries and Highlights:
Characters Forum

June 10, 2012

Dotard's Escape - Behind the game pt. 1

Dotard's Escape is finally available on the App Store and will be available on the Android market in few days.

So it's a good time to share with you all the work I did for this new Lux et Umbra game [if you want to know more about the game or Lux et Umbra, visit and subscribe the community page HERE]. I don't  lie at all when saying that this was one of the funniest work I did in my life.

It's a really a huge amount of work, and it's still in progress, so I'm not going to show you everything [for the moment].

June 1, 2012

Dotard submitted!!!

Finally Dotard's Escape has been submitted on the App Store. Android submission will be the next step of the project. Just few days and you can play with it!!!

May 28, 2012

AR3NA redux - Murmillo

Year: 2012
Softwares: Modo - Zbrush - Photoshop
Remake of an old model done for THR3aD project. Just the final render from Modo 601, no post production.

Armor plates and reinforcements

Galleries and Highlights:
Characters Forum

May 14, 2012

AR3NA redux - point of situation

Aaaaand still here. I just can't find spare time to finish the model. My job, my family, my house, my parents, Skyrim, Orcs must die, Gears of war, chocolate snacks [really, incredible waste of time to find hidden chocolate snacks at home...] and so on. How do you pretend I can finish the murmillo in a few days?

So, this is the point:

May 7, 2012

AR3NA redux - Arm plates

I'm working on the rest of the metals, different materials [different types of iron] to gain in realism. This is the armor on the right arm.

April 27, 2012

Downloadable Portfolios

I have done a lot of works during my career as a 3D generalist, but I've always been reluctant to show only a small number of best work.

In the other hand I do not want to waste your time with hundreds of works in a single page or document. For this reason I decided to divide my works so that you can choose to watch only what you are really interested in.

In the very first part of my portfolios page you can now download my works divided by type [including my resume]. The first downloadable document is dedicated to my characters work.

April 22, 2012

Highlight my fire!

I'm glad to see I've earned two highlights, one following the other, on the homepage of, one for AR3NA [Murmillo] and another for Dotard's Escape art. I'm very, very happy :)

April 20, 2012

AR3NA redux - belt and strips

I started the surfacing of the Murmillo from leather. Belt, strips and laces.

I know some part are a little too dark, but I will fix in the final scene with all other materials

April 16, 2012

Modo 601: first impressions

I wrote a "first impressions review" about Modo 601 for guys [italian version here >>]. I tested it for a mounth and this is my considerations:

In late February of this year, Luxology has released, with a pleasant surprise from customers who expect just the announced previews, Modo 601, a version which is synthetic to define ‘critical’ for the software company.

’Critical’ for two reasons. The first is that its users was extremely disappointed by release of 501, a version that in a sense was a rewrite of the program, strengthening and opening it to the market beyond any imagination, but that did not meet the continuous needs in terms of features missing.
The second reason is that Modo 601 has finally become a complete package filling all the holes.

It's not all, as well as provide much-needed and missing modules, Luxology has gone beyond giving us incredible upgrades of some existing modules.

We are probably talking about the most substantial update Modo has ever had, so the list of additions and improvements is too long to list in this article. I am therefore forced to omit the description of minor innovations and leave them to find out for yourself.
The vast majority of the innovations are focused on adding missing modules, such as character animation, and on the improvement of the rendering engine, never so productive even in our desires.

Let's start with the order, however, from the module that has made Modo famous from its first release, modeling, and proceeding gradually to the latest additions.

March 30, 2012

AR3NA redux - skin, first approach

This is a first approach with the skin surfacing. I'm using the new skin material from Modo 601 and I found it is not ready to use as expected. It's a good base to work with, but must to be adapted depending on the model you are working on [and the parameters to be tweaked are many]. Skin textures need to be improved, the model misses a normal map and the specularity has not yet been touched. Texturing with Modo and Photoshop.

March 29, 2012

AR3NA redux - anatomy of a gladiator

A funny night in zbrush reshaping the body of my Mirmillo. Just a few more touches and this task will be done.

March 28, 2012

AR3NA - redux

More than 2 years ago I build a fast promotional image with my friends for the old THR3aD project. We made a complex scene in about 3/4 days, too fast to take care of the details.

Now it's time to finish the scene and give it the right dignity it deserves. I started by revisiting the character, a Mirmillo [a type of Gladiator during the Roman Imperial age] and his anatomy. A fast rigging can make strange things on an organic model...

So, let's start with the various roles:
Guglielmo "Larsen" Rovere - hard surfaces and environment - Cinema 4D
Francesco "XATMO" Sternativo - rigging - Maya
Me - everything else - Modo, Maya, Zbrush

March 27, 2012

Dotard's Escape - preview post

There is a first preview of our new game in Lux et Umbra official social page: Dotard's Escape.

What you see is part of what I did for this game, from concept to rendering. I will show you much more in the future, when we release more previews from our last game.

Stay tuned ;)

Lux et Umbra official social page >>

March 23, 2012

Lux et Umbra Facebook page

Lux et Umbra, creator of Hypergates, is finally on-line on Facebook:


At this page you can find any news, arts, previews and many other things about this italian artists and programmers group.

And, at least but not last, LEU Games will share with you some preview from their last mobile game in the next few days. And, of course, most of the tasks of this game are mine ;)

Just sign up!

February 28, 2012

SHARK fights!

This is a little and fast project for the new SHARK helmets promo, by MirĂ² Comunicazione [] and Emanuale Basso Studio [].

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